Broncos take home 10 wins at Jacksons/New Balance Invitational

The two-day Jacksons/New Balance Invitational Indoor meet at the Jacksons Indoor Track in Nampa  on Friday and Saturday provided some solid marks and honorable silverware for the Boise State Track and Field team.

Friday’s portion of the meet was highlighted with three major wins from the Broncos. Junior sprinter Daveon Collins took home first place in the 200 meter run with a time of 21.48 seconds. Senior distance runner Barak Watson ran an 8:20:26 in the 3,000 meter run, which was good for first. To round it off, senior thrower Matt Post recorded a personal best throw 58-8 in the weight throw for the win.

Other notable Broncos on Friday were sophomores Aaron Back and David Elliot, who followed Watson in the 3,000 meter in second and third place, respectively, to make it a Boise State sweep. The Broncos female relay team, consisting of junior Rici Morrill, redshirt senior  Cyntrail Pierce, freshman Shannon Susbauer and junior Lauren Lucas, also had a nice day with a time of 12:02.50, just short of a Boise State top three all time finish.

On Saturday, the Broncos collected seven additional wins to tally up to a total of 10 wins on the weekend. Junior long distance runner Emma Bates demolished the school record in the mile with a time of 4:43:76.  Junior Karrie Butler ran the third fastest 400 meter time in school history with a time of 47.44 seconds, good for a first place finish.

In addition, the men’s 4×400 meter relay team set a school record, as the team of Butler, junior Jordan Andrade, redshirt senior Manoah Wesson and junior Daveon Collins, ran a record-shattering time of 3:11:99.

The Broncos will hold its fifth out of sixth events at the Jackson Indoor Track next weekend for the Bronco Classic, a one day meet held on Saturday Feb. 2.

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John Garretson enters his first year as The Arbiter's Sports Editor. A junior Communication student pursuing a Certificate of Public Relations, Garretson is also Boise State PRSSA's Director of Publicity. Check him out on Twitter at @John_Garretson and stay tuned for this season's Arbiter Sports Talk.